Kīlauea Volcano — Ocean Entry and Laze

plume rising from ocean entry

Detailed Description

An aerial view, looking west, of the two active ocean entries on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. The large white plume (foreground) is the eastern ocean entry; the weaker, western plume can be seen in the distance. The white plume, referred to as "laze," is a mixture of condensed acidic steam, hydrochloric acid gas, and tiny shards of volcanic glass that can irritate lungs, eyes and skin.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US